Category: Crime

OVER 4500 ILLICIT DOMAIN NAMES SEIZED FOR SELLING COUNTERFEIT PRODUCTS

More than 4500 domain names that were illegally selling counterfeit products to consumers online have been seized by law enforcement authorities in a joint global operation. Operation In Our Sites (IOS) VII tackled copyright-infringing websites and third-party marketplace listings selling luxury goods, sportswear, spare parts, electronics, pharmaceuticals, toiletries and other fake products. Law enforcement authorities […]

Warning over Street Jewellery Robbers

Three Romanians, aged 21 to 30, all residents of Barcelona, have been arrested by the Guardia Civil as suspects for a string of robberies across the country. Their tool of choice… Nail clippers. The gang would carefully select their victims, mostly preying on the elderly or easy targets, approaching them and pretending to know their […]

The Facebook Black and White Picture Hoax

Spain´s National Police are warning of the latest hoax which is sweeping social networks, claiming to encourage users to show support for the fight against cancer by changing their profile picture to one that is black and white, accompanied by the phrase “challenge accepted”. The internet and technological branch of the force warns that “We […]

Unqualified Doctor Arrested in Torrevieja

Officers from the Regional Police have arrested a man in Torrevieja who has been practising medicine despite not being registered with any Spanish school or recognised accreditation. The arrest was made last week but made public on Tuesday after complaints were filed with the police over “dissatisfaction” with the care in his clinic, from which […]

British MP Arrested In Alicante

Simon Danczuk MP has been arrested in Spain following an alleged incident involving his estranged wife. He reportedly threw Ms Danczuk’s phone in the swimming pool at their apartment in the Alicante town of Algorfa, and shouted that to her that he wanted to talk as he was escorted away by police and spent the night in […]

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